THE NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED.

John Chisholm, Founder and Executive Director, P.A.I.N.T.S Institute

In Memoriam: John Chisholm, P.A.I.N.T.S. Institute

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

It is with great sadness that the National Building Museum notes the sudden passing last week of John Chisholm, Founder and Executive Director of the P.A.I.N.T.S. Institute (Providing Artists with Inspiration in Non-Traditional Settings). A young, D.C.-based arts and education organization focused on underserved communities,...

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Photographer Alan Karchmer in American Way Magazine

Monday, February 8, 2021

How does architectural photographer Alan Karchmer approach capturing buildings and spaces with his camera? “I try to bring the viewer into the image,” he says in this February 2021 American Way magazine article. Read a PDF of the article here. Karchmer is the subject of a...

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Visit the Museum Shop by Appointment

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

The National Building Museum won’t reopen until a little later this year, but the Museum Shop remains available online and in-person by appointment. The availability of shopping appointments will depend on both staff schedules and the Shop’s capacity. If you are interested in setting up...

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CANstruction 2021 Goes Online

Monday, January 25, 2021

For the past several years, the National Building Museum has hosted CANstruction, a nationwide program that aims to raise awareness about hunger. In D.C., CANstruction is organized by the Washington Architectural Foundation as a creative design-build competition that benefits the Capital Area Food Bank through...

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